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Reading (in) a quadriform cosmos: Gospel Books in the Early Christian bibliographic imagination

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Christian thinkers developed the widespread linguistic cosmology of the ancient Mediterranean in a novel way in order to advance a specific bibliographic project. Numerous early Christians throughout the Roman Mediterranean aligned the emergent fourfold Gospel with the structure of the physical cosmos. Employing interlocking concepts from the disciplines of meteorology, geography, music, mathematics, and astronomy, a number of figures—including Irenaeus, Origen, Ephrem, Eusebius, Fortu...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1353/earl.2023.0004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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0000-0001-6426-1478
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European Commission
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891569
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Journal of Early Christian Studies More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-103
Publication date:
2023-03-08
Acceptance date:
2021-04-29
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EISSN:
1086-3184
ISSN:
1067-6341
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English
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1175152
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pubs:1175152
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2021-05-18

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